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Grateful Dead Live at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. on 1995-05-20

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Grateful Dead Live at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. on 1995-05-20


Topics Live concert


Mississippi Half Step, The Race is On, Lazy River Road, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Tennessee Jed, Eternity China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Samba In The Rain, Women Are Smarter, Truckin'-> Drums-> Space-> The Last Time-> That Would Be Something-> Morning Dew, E: O


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V.
Location Las Vegas, NV

Source Audience: AKG 460's and Schoeps MK4's
Lineage Set 1: AKG 460's (OTS) > DAT; Set 2: Schoeps MK4's (FOB) > Schoeps Pre-Amp > Denon 80-P > DAT (48khz); DAT > ZA2 > Samplitude > SHN
Taped by Dan Sisler
Transferred by Kevin Hoffman and Chris Larson

Notes

Source: Set 1: Tapers section- A:AKG 460's>DAT
Set 2: Audience(FOB directly in front of soundboard):Schoeps MK-4's>Schoeps
Pre-amp>Denon80-P>DAT(48kHz)
Transfer: DAT>ZA2>Samplitude>CD-r (or shn).
Recorded by Dan Sisler, DATs via Kevin Hoffman, Transfer Chris Larson.

there is a sbe on the last track of disc 1 which shouldn't have any detrimental impact on the sound. there are also non-canonical headers on all tracks which should not affect the audio quality of these when burnt to disc, but will show up as an error on shntool under the wav heading - if this really bothers you, you can STRIP the wav's with shntool before burning to cdr - Chris Ladner.

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Reviewer: gouchman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2016
Subject: Monitor Feed
I was there at Sam Boyd and had an absolute blast. Jerry was having sound issues this 1/2Step as is evidenced in a curious monitor feed cassette copy I have of this first set? Before the (last time played Race is On) Bobby needed more vocal and kept asking for it "more vocal, please Harry?" Harry would respond I've got yer vocal ALLALL All the way up!" Jerry responds " I need just a hair less" in which Bobby replies "Hairless??? >>>LRR was epic! I was on the floor staring at Jerry's knees! As they started playing the 40,000+ fans started the "WAAAVE around the stadium.On the feed Jerry actually states" watch the wave" before soloing. All of The strange boxes placed vicariously on the floor were full of tortillas and marshmallows!! Next thing I know I'm looking around and I get pelted from above by flying tortillas and marshmallows!!! Boom Boom! The whole place erupted with pure Blissful excitement! Tortillas and marshmallows were flying literally everywhere!!!
>>>tuning after Liberty-
08:48 mark The banter on the feed continues before Masterpiece. Jerry says"go ahead and pass all the unconscious people up here" "they'll prop them up some where they'll haul em off or? stack "em up like logs" Bobby says "we collect'em" Jerry replies" We're not doin this for fun ya know? I mean GOD!! Phil says "we need slaves really bad">>> Masterpiece.... Jerry is coaxed into soloing by Vince who reports of a "Hot girl in a little black tutu, in Biker glasses, 11 rows back! WOW" >>>Tennessee Jed>>>>
Eternity
Has anyone heard this monitor feed or have a copy!
This feed is proof that the boys were having fun! Vegas 95 for me was the last of a truly Great, purely American Adventure!!
So Grateful to be alive in this time!!
Peace!
Reviewer: DeadHoss - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2014
Subject: If it's the worst GD show ever...
then it's still better than any show from one of the cover bands (Phil and Friends, Other Ones, Ratdog, "the" Dead, etc).
Sure, I like seeing those bands, but it doesn't seem like it's "real". I don't say "Hey, I FINALLY got my St. Stephen" or whatever at one of those shows.
This show was far from the best show that I ever saw, but it was enjoyable at the time, and I like listening to it occasionally these days, too.
The musical low point of this one was the "Samba", except that I was sitting in a section rife with bikers, and the biker chicks were totally digging it, so it was fun to see them having fun.
I recall that there were people at this show that were intent on having a bad time. I suppose some of them have posted on this forum. TS for them. Jerry on an off night was way better than no Jerry at all. I would pay thousands of dollars for a chance to go to an "average" '94/'95-style GD show now.
Reviewer: andytooj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2010
Subject: Dew!
There's a few lulls but all in all this is one of the stronger shows from '95. I was there but listening from the lot, my high point was sitting back with friends on some dusty knoll listening to a really epic Morning Dew as the sun got low over the desert after a long day of heat.

Things start strong with a tight and upbeat Half Step, and then The Race is On delights everyone. Truckin is great, the post-space part of the second set kinda just shuffles along until it's time for Morning Dew - one of the best versions of this song I know of from the latter years. I'm not claiming perfection or staying this judgment is based on exhaustive research, but give that Morning Dew a listen folks.

Waiting for the boards to surface - funny not to have them because I remember the back in those days Vegas soundboards had surfaced pretty quickly in earlier years.

These shows and Seattle and Portland to follow were my last times seeing the Dead - not a bad note to go out on.
Reviewer: hornitosmonster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2006
Subject: refresh my memory.
I was at one of the three shows. Dave Matthews opened. I'm alomst sure it was this one based on the song list and what I remember
Reviewer: MCSZ - favoritefavorite - December 21, 2005
Subject: 2 Stars
Reviewer: skullduggery - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2005
Subject: May 20,1995
Absolutely one of the better parties that the band put on in it's last couple of years. This recording is worth it for the thunderous Trucking into Drums combination. How intensely heavy those drummers can pound their guts out. Very nice Lucy in the Sky as well.
Reviewer: skullduggery - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2005
Subject: May 20,1995
Absolutely one of the better parties that the band put on in it's last couple of years. This recording is worth it for the thunderous Trucking into Drums combination. How intensely heavy those drummers can pound their guts out. Very nice Lucy in the Sky as well.
Reviewer: johnnyg3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2004
Subject: The Race is On!!!
Preakness day but I thought no way. My friend Stuart was cracking me up during this song. Pretending to ride a horse. Everything else was just gravy, it was a grand old time with a grand old band 95 and all. Wish I could find a board but this will work for me.
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